Social Sciences / Working Papers

The GSSI Social Sciences Working Paper Series collects the research conducted during the 2014-2016 period by researchers and Ph.D. students of the GSSI’s Social Sciences Unit.

The Working Papers are archived at the Social Science Research Network ( and can be freely downloaded. They carry an ISBN number. The copyright remains to the Author(s) after publication in this series.

Belotti E., Market-Oriented Models of Social Housing as Tools for Social Mix: The Case of Bergamo, GSSI Social Sciences - Working Papers, 29|2016

Punziano G., Società, economia e spazio a Napoli. Esplorazioni e riflessioni, GSSI Social Sciences - Working Papers, 28|2016

Calafati A., La Questione meridionale (1992-2015): un'analisi storico-critica, GSSI Social Sciences - Working Papers, 27|2016

Chiodelli F., Moroni S., Urbanistica, moschee e altri luoghi di culto. Riflessioni a partire da una recente legge della regione Lombardia, GSSI Social Sciences - Working Papers, 26|2016

Falco E., Software Open Source per una Pianificazione Partecipata più InclusivaGSSI Urban Studies Working Papers, 25|2015, pp. 1-19

Calafati A., Mazzoni F, L’area metropolitana di Napoli: interdipendenza territoriale e integrazione istituzionale, GSSI Urban Studies Working Papers, 23|2015
Chiodelli F., Equal treatment in land use planning: investigating the ethics of the transfer of development rightsGSSI Urban Studies Working Papers, 21|2015, pp. 1-10

Altavilla E., The Photovoltaic Giant: Lights and Shadows of Energy Planning in Apulia. GSSI Urban Studies Working Papers, 19|2015, pp. 1-17

Gogishvili D., Urban Dimensions of Internal Displacement in Georgia: The Phenomenon and the Emerging Housing Policy. GSSI Urban Studies Working Papers18|2015, pp. 1-25
Radzimski A., Restructuring Cities with Support of Public Policies: The Case of Eastern GermanyGSSI Urban Studies Working Papers, 17|2015, pp. 1-28
Ahern J., Unfinished Housing Developments in the Republic of IrelandGSSI Urban Studies Working Papers, 16|2015, pp. 1-16
Pasquinelli C., Urban Tourism(s): Is There a Case for a Paradigm Shift? GSSI Urban Studies Working Papers, 14|2015, pp. 1-30
Del Fabbro M., Concettualizzazioni e rappresentazioni dell'area urbana di MilanoGSSI Urban Studies Working Papers, 13|2015, pp. 1-24
Busti M., Le Traiettorie dello Sviluppo Urbano Viennese all'Alba di un Nuovo Assetto EuropeoGSSI Urban Studies Working Papers, 12|2015, pp. 1-26

Fontana C., La titolarizzazione della proprietà informale: Consensi e critiche del pensiero di Hernando de SotoGSSI Urban Studies Working Papers, 11|2015, pp. 1-33

Falco E., From Planning Obligations to Community Infrastructure Levy: A New Planning Tool for England. GSSI Urban Studies Working Papers, 10|2015, pp. 1-18

Gingardi V., I processi di trasformazione urbana a Milano: il caso di Lambrate. GSSI Urban Studies Working Papers, 9|2015, pp. 1-25

Verga P. L., Rhetoric in the Representation of a Multi-Ethnic Neighbourhood: The Case of Via Padova, Milano. GSSI Urban Studies Working Papers, 8|2015, pp. 1- 41

Calafati A., Ed., The Changing Italian Cities: Emerging Imbalances and Conflicts, GSSI Urban Studies - Working Papers, 6| 2014

Calafati A., Cities in the European Projects, GSSI Urban Studies - Working Papers, 5|2014

Calafati A., Cities’ Political Sovereignty and the EU’s Territorial Agenda, GSSI Urban Studies - Working Papers, 4|2014

Chiodelli F., Muslim Spatialities in Changing Italian Cities: Relevance, Characteristics, and Evolution, GSSI Urban Studies - Working Papers, 2|2014

Calafati A., Cities and Metropolitan Areas in Italy, GSSI Urban Studies - Working Papers, 1|2014

The GSSI Working Paper Series in Urban Studies is intended for early dissemination of the following kinds of research output:

  • papers that will be later submitted to journals, or become a chapter in edited books, for which early dissemination may be useful for the author and the scientific community;
  • papers which contain important research findings that may be inappropriate for a journal (e.g. too many tables or graphs, length exceeding the normal standard) but are serious pieces of research, to be turned later in monographs or be edited down to journal length;
  • articles originally published in languages other than Italian and English, and may by appropriate to translate into these languages.

The GSSI Working Paper Series in Urban Studies is peer-reviewed. The peer-review is formally conducted through written comments, is collaborative and it aims at improving the rigour and relevance of the piece of research submitted. The names of the referees are known to the Author(s) from beginning of the review process. Papers should be formatted according to the style guidelines. It is up to the author to ensure that no copyright agreements are infringed by publication.

Questions related to the GSSI Working Paper Series can be addressed to Cecilia Pasquinelli (